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Peter Stafford is a barrister practicing in civil litigation with a focus on personal injury and data protection law. He is a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal and a legal researcher on consumer protection law in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. Between 2017 and 2018, he was a programme officer in the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.
He is a Member of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee at Dublin City University.
Prior to commencing practice, he was Director of Property and Construction in Ibec, Ireland’s largest business representative organisation where he published widely on issues of planning, real estate and the built environment.
Peter Stafford graduated as a barrister with Merit from the Honorable Society of King’s Inns where he also obtained a graduate diploma in legal studies and an advanced diploma in data protection law. He holds a doctorate in government from the University of Manchester, as well as Masters degrees in social research methodology, and in political and public communications.
“Looking back to look forward – ethical standards for members of the Independent Referral Bar in 2021 and beyond” Bar Review (Vol. 26, No.3: June 2020) with Sara Phelan SC
“Unrepresented parties, Lay Litigants and McKenzie Friends in the Irish Courts – pointers to reform from the UK” Commercial Law Practitioner (Vol.27, No.7: 2020)
“Appeals to the Supreme Court: practice and procedure following the creation of the Court of Appeal” Commercial Law Practitioner (Vol.27, No.4: 2017)
“Planning ahead? The Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016” Law Society Gazette (May 2017)
“Institutional investment in Irish rental accommodation” in Renting in Ireland: The social, voluntary and private sectors (IPA: 2014)
“The 2011 General Election in Ireland: The political impact of the Irish recession” Representation (Vol. 47, No. 3: 2012)
The rise and fall of Social Partnership: its impact on lobbying in Ireland” Journal of Public Affairs (Vol. 11, No. 2: 2012)
“The politics of urban regeneration” Irish Governance in Crisis (Manchester University Press: 2012)
“The Celtic Tiger and Irish Cities” in The Polycentric Metropolis: Learning from Mega-City Regions (Earthscan Press: 2009)
“Organising space in a dynamic economy: insights for policy from the Irish experience” Built Environment (Vol. 32, No. 2: 2006)